Joe Morgenstern

Joe Morgenstern

Host, Film Reviews

Joe Morgenstern has been the film critic of the Wall Street Journal since 1995. He was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times before he became a theater and movie critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1959. He moved to Newsweek as movie critic in 1965 and was a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner from 1983 to 1988.

He has written television scripts, including The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and several episodes of Law & Order. Mr. Morgenstern is co-founder of the National Society of Film Critics.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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